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Learning at Home—March 23

Happy Monday Kinders!  I hope that you had a great weekend! Can you believe all of the snow!  Bundle up and play outside today!  Here is today’s video:

Here are the directions for the DICE GAME I found on a Pinterest site called The Many Little Joys.  

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • 2-4 dice
  • 10 small counters (pennies,Goldfish crackers, legos, Shopkins, etc.)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Each player starts with 2 dice and 5 counters.
  2. The objective of the game is to capture all of the other player’s counters.
  3. On the count of three, both players roll their dice. Each player adds up the sum of his/her two dice, and whoever has a higher number gets to “take” a counter from the other player.
  4. Continue playing until one player has ALL 10 counters. You can set a timer and declare the winner to be the person with the most counters when it goes off, if it takes too long to collect the counters.

VARIATIONS:

  • Getting doubles trumps any other number, and you get to take TWO counters from the other player (This rule helps the game go faster, I think).
  • You could practice subtraction instead of addition skills. Subtract the smaller number from the bigger number, and the player with the larger difference gets to take a counter from the other player.

HATS OFF FOR READING….at home

Today’s read aloud is Come Home Already by Jory John 

Read aloud by Nora!!!  🙂  Kinders, send me a video of you reading and I will be HAPPY to add it to our blog.  

Helpful Resources and Tips

Hello sweet kinder families! With all of the changes and craziness of this week, the Georgetown staff has been working together to make this the most successful experience it can be! With that being said, we have been receiving lots and lots of emails with helpful tips and tools, and Mrs. Reagan asked that we pass along some information to you.

If you would like to use Moby Max at home, here is a friendly parent guide on how to access this resource and navigate the website.

Moby Max Parent Guide

Also, we have been figuring out new ways to stay connected socially while we are all at home. A really fun way we can do this is by sharing videos back and forth using a website called Flipgrid! This is a website that the entire school will be using, so it will be fun to click through the videos and see some familiar faces. You might even get to see your bus buddy!!! I will post the link below so you can have some fun with this!

https://flipgrid.com/georgetownrocks

When you click on the link, you will be asked to enter your school email. This will be your kinder’s username + hpsstudents.net

The next thing you will have to do is enter a code which is: 22faf4f1

Your kinder will then be able to create a video that all of their friends from school can watch. Mrs. Reagan asked the kiddos to share where they are learning at home and show everyone their pet or favorite stuffed animal! 

I know this is overwhelming and new to all of you. Trust me when I say it is just as new to us! So please just remember to BREATHE and enjoy the extra time you get to have with your sweet babies!!! Also, if you have any questions at all, feel free to reach out to me. I love hearing from you and seeing all the pictures you have been sharing! It has been breaking my heart not being able to be at school every day with my wonderful kinders, but the emails and pictures help brighten my day!!

The last link I wanted to share with you is a link just for parents. Mrs. Reagan created another Flipgrid link in hopes that parents could use this as a way to lift each other up by sharing any homeschooling tips you might have or fun ideas other families could try. 

Here is the link: https://flipgrid.com/parenttipsges

The only thing you will be asked to do is enter this code: Ges3909!

Please do not feel pressure to upload videos or use the resources we share with you! This is the time for you to figure out what will work best for you and your kinder. This might look different for everyone… and that is OK! We will all get through this together. I am sending my love to everyone. Stay healthy!

Good Morning Kinders–March 18

Thank you to EVERYONE for being patient, asking questions and tackling this new “Learning at home” adventure!  You will find below a message from me, Mrs. Bohl. My first time making a video! 🙂 You will also see that under our “Educational Fun” tab I have added many new links that may be helpful and enjoyable to explore. 

My plan is to provide you with a weekly update on skills you can work on from home.  This is all new territory for me.  As I navigate this new norm PLEASE feel free to reach out to me with ANY questions.  Be sure to let me know if there is anything you may need as well.  Our HPS website does have many resources available to those in need.  

I are missing you all so much!! 

Hugs from home,

Mrs. Bohl

 

St. Patrick’s Day Fun

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

 

I am reminded each day of how LUCKY I am to have a fabulous job doing what I love, to have a family who loves me and to have 28 awesome kinders to make my days exciting and full.  

Here is a fun way to practice writing and making a fun craft while at home.  Brainstorm with your kinder reasons why they feel lucky. Then help your kinder to write those reasons on a paper, using the example I have shown below to organize their reasons under the appropriate column…….CAN    AM    HAVE   

Finally, have fun making the shamrock craft.  Your kinder can write “I feel lucky” on the stem of the shamrock.  They can choose 4 of their favorite reasons and write one reason on each of the shamrock leaves.  Don’t forget to write BECAUSE at the beginning of your reason.   Example:  because I am kind.  When they are done writing, be sure to add some color and cut it out.

We are so lucky that your kinder may need to make more than one shamrock!  🙂 . Don’t forget to have your kinder help in preparing a fun St. Patrick’s Day supper with you.  A great way to incorporate math, reading, and a bit of fun in your meal preparations.  You are welcome to send pictures of your finished work.

Here is another way to incorporate different math skills into the FIND THE POT OF GOLD game that was sent home last week. 

  1.  To practice addition, have the person who is guessing where the pot of gold might be hidden give number partners for a number.  Example:  say 3+4.  The person who hid the pot of gold would turn over number 7. 
  2.  To practice subtraction, use the same directions.  Example: say 7-1. The person who hid the pot of gold would turn over number 6. 
  3.  To practice teen numbers, have the person who is guessing where the pot of gold might be hidden give number partners for a teen number.  Example:  say 10+3.  The person who hid the pot of gold would turn over number 13.

Happy 1st Week of Learning at Home

Good morning kinders!  Happy 1st day of “Learning at Home.”  Your teachers can’t wait to see how amazing you do while you are working on your at-home learning.  We have added a few additional educational websites on our blogs.  Have fun exploring these over the next few weeks.  All kinders have or will be receiving Clever information soon.  If you have questions please reach out and we will get back to you with problem-solving.   Below you will see a week of learning ideas.

Our Morning Message

Good morning K team!  I could see the sunshine this morning.  Would you say good morning to a friend?  We should work hard today.

Love, Your K team teachers

Popcorn Words of the week:  could, would, should

Math

Focus on writing #’s 1-20 (can you go higher?-go!)

Number identification 1-20 (can you go higher?-go!)

Use a whiteboard or paper: Addition/Subtraction Fluency with numbers 1-8, look up educational youtube videos on 3D shapes, counting objects up to 10, one-to-one correspondence, writing number sentences that match the picture (for example 10 stars total = 1 purple star and 9 yellow stars. 10=1+9).  

Writing

Focus on writing letters to those you can’t see during this break.

Practice writing uppercase and lowercase letters

Reading

Enjoy some time reading each day – to someone, to yourself, to a stuffed animal.

Find our popcorn words of the week or past in books or around you.

Socializing

We would LOVE to build a photo album of kindergarten learners. Feel free to send us a picture of your kinder and how they are learning or having fun during this unprecedented time.  We will share them on our blog to keep us all connected.  

We miss our kinders already!!  Please enjoy the time together and be sure to reach out if you or your family are in need of ANYTHING!  Our school blog has many resources on it for those who may need a grab-n-go meal and other essential items.  We are here for you!  Sending you all hugs and love during this time.

Love, 

Your Kindergarten Teachers Team

Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Blauwkamp, Mrs. Bohl, Mrs. Stutz and Mrs. Tindall

Raz-Kids—Online Reading!

Hello kinder parents!  I have just updated my Raz-kids roster.  If you look on the tab to the right under Educational Fun—you can click on this link Raz-kids you will see your kinder’s name listed along with an icon.  Click on the APPLE  icon and follow the directions below from Raz-kids:

  • Your kinder has access to award-winning digital resources through Kids A-Z, Learning A-Z’s website created for students. After your kinder logs in, each website your kinder’s teacher has subscribed to is shown. Your kinder can work on assignments or select other resources for reading and writing practice.
  • Access resources on mobile devices by downloading the Kids A-Z app from the app store. Data rates may apply.
  • Kids A-Z Login Instructions:   
    • Step 1: Go to www.kidsa-z.com
    • Step 2: Enter or choose the teacher’s username, kbohl0
    • Step 3: Your kinder finds his or her username on the class chart,   example: Sally
    • Step 4: Your kinder enters his or her password (which is their first name), example: Sally
  • How to Register for and Receive Progress Reports:
    • If you would like to receive activity and progress reports for your kinder and send him or her messages, you can register for parent access from your kinder’s teacher. Once the teacher approves access, you can view reports and send your kinder messages by clicking on the parent link at the top of the screen at www.kidsa-z.com. Here are the three options for requesting access:
    • After your kinder logs in, click on the green parent button at the top right of the screen and enter your email address. Send your email address(es) to me at kbohl@hpseagles.net

A Daily At-Home Routine for Students

 

Dear kinder families,

Mrs. Tindall stumbled upon this daily routine tonight on social media and I thought it deserved to be shared on our blog!  Since we will not be in school for four weeks, I strongly encourage you to maintain routine for our kinders (and for all students) during this time of uncertainty! A daily routine, such as this one, can be reassuring to our kinders and it helps to promote positive health and learning.  This routine also encourages our kinders to keep up with schoolwork and extra activities such as outside time and chores!  I think am going to implement this schedule for myself starting Monday. Teachers need a schedule too. 🙂

Hug your little kinders extra tight this weekend and please tell them I am already missing them!  Look for more online learning posts coming from me in the upcoming week:)

Warmly,  Mrs. Bohl